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programs and statistics

program and statsThe Department of Communication Disorders offers an undergraduate major and a graduate major in communication disorders.  Students who have an undergraduate degree in any field from an accredited university are encouraged to apply for entrance into the graduate program.  Prerequisite course work is incorporated into the student's graduate planned program. Students may choose full-time or part-time study; however, the last two semesters of the program must be full-time in order to complete two off-campus clinical practica (typically 40 hours per week). 

 ADMISSION AND GRADUATION RATES

Approximately forty students are admitted to the program each year.  Graduation rates within the published expected time frames for the most recent graduating classes are:

Year Number of Students Graduating Completion Rate
2016 36 99%
2015 37 97%
2014 44 100%
Average 39 99%

Currently there are 84  full-time graduate students enrolled in the program.

LENGTH OF TIME TO COMPLETE PROGRAM

On average, students who have a bachelor's degree in communication disorders will complete the program in 6 semesters of full-time study (including summers), while students who do not have a bachelor's degree or prerequisites in communication disorders will complete the program in 8 semesters of full-time study (including summers).  Students who elect to study part-time are required to complete the program within 6 years, per regulations of the Graduate School.  Students who elect the thesis option may spend an additional 1-2 semesters completing the thesis. 

PRAXIS II PASS RATE

The most recent three year average pass rates for the Praxis II Examination are:

Year Number of Students Taking Praxis II Percentage of Students Passing Praxis II
2016 36 100%
2015 37 100%
2014 44 100%
Average 39 100%

CURRENT PROGRAM EMPLOYMENT RATES
The most recent three year employment rates are:

Year *Number of Students  Percentage Employed (of students who reported)
2015 37 100%
2014  44 100% 
2013  36 97% 
Average 39 99%

*Includes only students who have responded to Department inquiries regarding employment status